I was listening on the news about Howard adopting Kilroy-Silk’s idea of basing our immigration policy on the Australian model of a points system.
All in all, I think it is a good idea and fairer than back home where a white person cannot enter our country at all unless they can afford to support themselves by not working and paying for their medical costs as they go along.
In fact it is so difficult for the indigenous white people to get a job there now, because of the law on positive discrimination, that a huge percentage of them have already settled in England. A year or so ago I attended an Afrikaans weekend festival in Wembley and 10,000 attended that weekend. Think of all those who didn’t bother to come!
But there is another factor. If we keep on admitting immigrants to this small country, we are going to have to change our entire approach to a free National Health Service or be willing to pay an extra 10% to 15% income tax. The reason for this is we can’t afford to maintain it, even at present levels.
As far as I can see, we have to decide, and as soon as possible, whether we want a free NHS or whether we are willing to see a severe curb on immigration.
I would like to see a 5% increase in income tax and allow a smaller percentage of immigrants. This country has an aging population and we need more younger people.
Mind you, if we weren’t paying all those billions to the EU, we wouldn’t have to worry about any of this. We’d have enough money for education, the NHS and for extra police.
Over to you!